It had an industrial, closet-y look to it, though, and I wanted to dress it up for the entrance. First, we shortened the legs a bit because it was easier to do that than reposition the mirror. Then we figured out that somewhere in the chaos of IKEA construction, we had accidentally put the top front crossbar in backwards, and the holes were showing. Rather than deconstruct and rebuild, I sealed the holes with blank white address labels and covered the bar in a flexible adhesive mother-of-pearl veneer. It took about one and a third sheets to cover the whole bar, and I liked the effect so much that I plan on doing the bottom bar too, sometime in the future.
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